OPINION AND FEATURES

A list of all feature articles in chronological order.

An unofficial guide to voting in this year’s local elections

An unofficial guide to voting in this year’s local elections

Can you name your local ward, local board or DHB representative? It's time to demand those standing in this year's local elections make themselves known, says Dr Andrew Cardow.

Opinion: Suppressing criminal names out-dated

Opinion: Suppressing criminal names out-dated

In most cases there are valid arguments for and against granting a suppression order - but none of that matters when the identities of perpetrators are easily accessed online.

Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines

Opinion: Defence Capability 2019 – reading between the lines

A recognition of the looming challenges facing our Pacific neighbours through climate change and pressures on maritime resources has led to a shift in focus expressed in the just-released Defence Capability Plan 2019, says Dr Wiliam Hoverd.

Magazine of memories for aged care residents

Magazine of memories for aged care residents

Meeting residents in an aged care facility and turning their conversations about the past into a magazine of memories proved to be a rewarding project for Massey University students as much as for the elderly residents they befriended.

Jack Reacher and Leading by Taking Action
Friday 16 March 2018
Deciding the best course of action when the chances of success are not guaranteed takes courage. So does modifying your plan as more information comes to hand.
A sense of identity is crucial for Māori social workers
Tuesday 13 March 2018
It was getting into trouble as a teenager that set Paulé Ruwhiu, Ngāpuhi/Ngāti Porou, on a social work pathway that will this year, see her complete a PhD.
Opinion: New Zealand's middle distance running legacy
Monday 12 March 2018
Public reaction to the passing of Sir Roger Bannister last week highlights the important connection between sport and society.
Massey offers expert advice on healthy school lunches
Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake while at school.
The Māori economic renaissance
Tuesday 6 March 2018
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion - and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the largest part.
New Zealand's neglected digital diplomacy
Tuesday 6 March 2018
When it comes to presence, creativity and engagement across different social media assets, New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn't rate, says PhD student Fahad Alammar.
Jack Reacher and Thinking Inside the Box
Monday 5 March 2018
Dr Ralph Bathurst thinks the phrase 'think outside the box' is over-used and over-valued. It's better, he says, to understand your constraints and think creatively within them.
Opinion: Transgender guidelines need to be carefully considered
Monday 5 March 2018
It's better watching some sports played by women - a slightly slower-paced game can emphasise the importance of skill over power.
Jack Reacher and the Call to Leadership
Thursday 1 March 2018
In the first of five articles on leadership, Dr Ralph Bathurst uses fictional character, Jack Reacher to show why leaders must take the time to see what is hidden in plain sight.
The science of complexity
Monday 26 February 2018
Complex problems are often left to experts to 'solve'. But they tend to view the problem from a narrow-specialty perspective, says Professor Kambiz Maani.
Opinion: Is exercise the enemy?
Friday 23 February 2018
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits that regular exercise has on our health.
Opinion: Alcohol harm - who pays?
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Emergency room doctors who regularly bear the brunt of alcohol intoxication have become frequent advocates for alcohol policy, Professor Sally Casswell says in her letter to the New Zealand Medical...
Tips for fast-tracking your career
Monday 19 February 2018
Massey University career development consultant Grant Verhoeven and Massey Business School lecturer Dr Luk Swiatek suggest some quick tips toward fast tracking your career in 2018. Their suggestions...
What the Year of the Dog means for NZ
Friday 16 February 2018
Associate Professor Henry Chung, an expert in marketing and Chinese culture with the Massey Business School, explains the significance of Chinese New Year - and the benefits it brings to New Zealand.
Love talking to people? Consider communication
Friday 2 February 2018
Self-confessed 'people lover' Indyah Tava'e explains why she chose to study communication.
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